Lyndon Johnson

  • Movies

    March 6, 2013

    In No, ad men take on a dictator

    Political thriller re-creates the courageous TV campaign against Augusto Pinochet

  • Arts

    October 10, 2012

    Appomattox loses sight of victory

    The Guthrie's new show is a well-crafted failure

  • Arts

    July 11, 2012

    44 Plays for 44 Presidents is a fast-paced history lesson

    Entertaining vignettes about U.S. leaders remind us why it's lonely at the top

  • News

    June 6, 2012

    Voter ID is the new Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    MNGOP accused of violating campaign finance law

    ​We knew that the Minnesota Republican Party's financial situation is ugly -- but in self-flagellating with the ugly stick, did the MNGOP also violate the law?Yes it did, argues Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota's executive director.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 10 greatest misses

    Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.​Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Michele Bachmann fights Bill O'Reilly, accidentally invents Medicaid [VIDEO]

    Bill O'Reilly picked on Bachmann in a way that Fox News normally doesn't.​Michele Bachmann was on TV last night for a little plugging from her favorite channel, Fox News, and its most popular host, Bill O'Reilly. But instead of the typical "we're in this together, go get the black guy -- I mean ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Kurt Zellers, House Speaker, flunks Voting Rights 101

    Kurt Zellers gets voting rights wrong.​Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as "constitutional conservatives" these days, as if they are the only true adherents to our nation's founding principles and documents. So it was a little jarring yesterday to hear Republican House Speaker Kurt Ze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 5 presidential food favorites

    Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are​Happy snow day and Presidents' Day. Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait. Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Steven Hayward guest posts at Power Line after Paul Mirengoff's resignation

    Steven Hayward loves monster trucks.​Paul Mirengoff figured it was okay to trash Indian spiritual beliefs and Mexicans when he complained on the Power Line blog about a Yaqui prayer delivered at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims. But he also trashed his law firm's reputation a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2008

    Don't celebrate, organize

    This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Feeling Minnesota

    Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.

  • Feature

    April 9, 2008

    Did James Earl Ray act alone?

    A Minneapolis author helps raise new questions about the King assassination

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 7, 2007
  • News

    December 27, 2006
  • News

    June 28, 2006

    The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much

    The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006
  • News

    November 10, 2004

    Black Minnesotans Stick With Dems--for Now

    African Americans voted their pocketbooks; white Americans their "values"

  • Music

    March 3, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    American musical taste gets bland; Robert McNamara gets angry; the President gets naked

  • Movies

    February 4, 2004
  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Roger, Over and Out

    City Pages writer, St. Paul developer, and helpless lover of life Roger Swardson dies at 69

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    All the President's Lies

    In recent weeks, the press and some Democrats have finally taken up a critical White House deception about Iraq and uranium. What took them so long? And what about all the other lies?

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Schlock and Awe

    The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary

  • News

    April 10, 2002

    Fall and Rise

    Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    United They Sit

    Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?

  • Arts

    July 19, 2000

    Cinema of Cynicism

    In a 29-film series, Oak Street Cinema puts Hollywood's most complicated decade, the Seventies, onscreen

  • Books

    March 18, 1998
  • News

    March 4, 1998

    The Player

    From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.

  • Feature

    January 14, 1998

    Vast Wasteland

    Public television has become a dumping ground for political hacks and a source of endless Britcom reruns. Increasing its appropriation now would only be throwing good money after bad.

  • Feature

    August 20, 1997

    Embracing Suburbia

    Throwing more poor kids onto the social trash heap while making a present of $50 billion to the nicotine merchants hasn't harmed Clinton's popularity in the slightest.

  • News

    September 4, 1996

    Chicago Then and Now

    Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions

  • News

    May 15, 1996